Josh Vaughan is a very productive and versatile RB from last year's FCS champions Richmond Spiders. He patiently waited behind current Arizona Cardinal Tim Hightower for 3 years and it paid off in the end. He's a similar type of player, being around the same size and running with the same hard nosed style. He has a very good chance to get picked up on day 2 of the draft.
79-yd TD reception vs. Maine (2005)
91 carries; 569 yds; 5 TD (2006)
109 carries; 723 yds; 9 TD (2007)
132 yds and 2 TD vs. William & Mary (2007)
Game-Winning TD in 5-OT game @ Delaware (2007)
354 carries; 1,884 yds; 20 TD (2008)
240 yards; 2 TD @ Hofstra (2008)
133 yards; 3 TD vs. Appalachian St in FCS Quarterfinals (2008)
162 yards; TD vs. Montana in FCS Championship (2008)
1st team All-CAA (2008)
"I’m a big back who has good speed, agility, and versatility"
JP: What is your current height/weight, 40 time and 225 bench reps?
JV: 6 feet, 230 and 40 probably 4.6ish range right now. I can get 25 reps.
JP: How are you getting physically prepared for the draft?
JV: Right now I’m just training down in Florida, just getting away from all the distractions back home so I can just be focused on bettering myself for my Pro Day.
JP: Are there any players in the NFL you would compare yourself to, or model your game after?
JV: Not off the top of my head, I liked how Fred Taylor runs, and Frank Gore. They’re pretty versatile and I like their running style.
JP: What do you feel are your strengths as a player?
JV: My ability to break tackles, I’m smart, like I know what’s going on on the field, and versatility I believe, being able to run and catch and block.
JP: What area of your game do you think could use the most improvement?
JV: Pass Pro.
JP: Are you happy you waited it out at Richmond behind Tim Hightower?
JV: I believe so, everything happens for a reason. Tim helped pave the way for a guy like me, the 1-AA guys.
JP: Who is the best defensive player you’ve ever faced?
JV: Clint Sintim, he’s a first or second round pick this year in the draft.
JP: Who are some of your teammates that you think have a shot of playing at the next level?
JV: Lawrence Sidbury, Sherman Logan, hopefully all the guys that graduate this year have a shot. All of us started and contributed to our team’s success a lot, so any of us that left school this year should get a chance.
JP: What is the greatest moment of your athletic career?
JV: Probably us winning the national championship this year.
JP: What’s your favorite NFL team?
JV: The Redskins.
JP: What do you like to do in your free time?
JV: Just basically relax, I’m kind of a video game guy, so you know, play video games, and just sleep really.
JP: Why should a team take you on April 25th/26th?
JV: Because I’m a big back who has good speed, agility, and versatility. You have a person who’s going to work hard and do anything to get on the field and contribute.